Pozole Verde

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From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

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Pozole is made from field or dent corn that’s been treated with calcium hydroxide, aka slake lime or pickling lime, which softens the skin and makes this corn cookable (a process called nixtamalization). It also results in a unique flavor, the flavor of genuine corn tortillas. This corn also has a wonderfully dense bite and is especially nutritious, as the process releases the corn’s niacin, a B vitamin. This corn, here called hominy, can be found canned in Mexican markets and most large gr